- IT security teams face the challenge of a complex, evolving threat landscape
- Threats are increasing in sophistication and the attack surface is expected to grow
- Security tipping point is determined by gaps in time, skills, efficiency and outcomes
- EDR and MDR represents two viable paths you can take to achieve solid security defenses
The threat landscape is ever-changing and evolving. In 2020, IT security teams had to deal with an expanded attack surface as teams started working remotely when the Covid-19 pandemic began. This year they face an even greater challenge; managing teams both remotely and from offices. While some employees are moving back to the office, others choose or are still required to work from home. IT departments have to manage both company-owned and personal devices that are constantly changing locations. It’s getting harder to detect anomalies. What’s ‘normal’ and what’s not?
Security teams are feeling the pressure and organizations are struggling to recruit and maintain experienced security staff. Internal IT teams are understaffed and many lack the skills to reliably triage and prioritize the alerts that represent the biggest threats. In many cases security teams simply don’t have enough visibility into threat data, as well as “what happened” and “what is happening” in their networks. This leaves networks and organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
If this sounds familiar to you, you may have reached what we call your “security tipping point.”
Identifying key gaps to close on your security journey
Your security tipping point is determined by gaps in time, skills, efficiency and outcomes in your security operations. It might be time to invest in an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution or Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service.
While an EDR investment provides a solid foundation to improve your organization’s cyber-resilience, EDR alerts do not automatically lead to positive security outcomes without rapid and thorough investigation and response by trained and security experts. EDR can be highly successful if you have the right skills, tools and resources. On the other side of the coin is MDR. An MDR service can give you the right security tooling and expertise to manage the entire threat hunting lifecycle on your behalf. Read more about the two viable paths to successful security outcomes in our blog.
You may ask, on which side do you fall? Should you continue providing your own security defense or outsource this responsibility to an experienced security operations team?
Security Tipping Point Assessment Tool
We’ve built an intuitive Security Tipping Point Assessment Tool designed to help determine on which side of the security tipping point you fall, and recommend a solution path you can take to shift the balance in your favor and achieve successful security outcomes.